A 12th class student in hill town of Nainital Rajesh Adhikari has created a shoe that can now even charge a mobile phone.
This means that no matter where you are, wearing these shoes gives one a reason to get up and walk.
Adhikari said on Wednesday that the idea of making such a waterproof charger struck when it snowed heavily in Nainital and many people, including him, had to suffer due to power shutdown in the city.
This turned out to be an inspiration for Adhikari which made him make a powerhouse out of a shoe and make full use of the energy generated out of the footwear when a person walks.
Adhikari explained the mechanism of the shoe cum mobile charger.
"When we raise our feet, the spring gets released and the dynamo starts revolving, which generates current. We can charge our mobile phones while we are walking," he said.
Apparently, this charger can also be used to light a bulb at home when there is no electricity only by installing a battery in the shoe.
Adhikari is now seeking further modifications by working on a design that will make this shoe a wireless phone charger wherein the mobile phone will get charged just by walking with the phone in pocket.
Such innovations need recognition and encouragement so that they could bring out the better in people' lives.